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reputed mob boss Joseph Ligambi

reputed mob boss Joseph Ligambi

John P. Martin, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER

The judge presiding over the racketeering trial of reputed mob boss Joseph Ligambi and six associates dismissed a juror this morning, one week after reports of a mob-related killing in South Philadelphia.

U.S. District Judge Eduardo Robreno didn’t publicly explain why he dismissed the man, identified as Juror No. 5. But lawyers had previously said the man was the only juror who admitted during private talks with the judge that last week’s murder of Gino DiPietro might influence his view of the case.

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